areas of expertise
Zach Lewis is an associate at Frankfurt Kurnit, where he counsels clients on new technology ventures, intellectual property matters, and advertising matters across a wide range of industries, from video games and music to fashion, food, and film.
Zach focuses on a variety of intellectual property issues and transactions, entertainment and brand deals, software agreements, influencer and talent agreements, contractor services agreements, and custom content and marketing agreements, among other things. He also has experience drafting online terms of service, end-user license agreements, and other bespoke agreements for clients utilizing emerging technologies such as virtual reality, non-fungible tokens, and artificial intelligence.
Before joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Zach graduated cum laude from Temple Law in Philadelphia with a full tuition scholarship and also worked as a Staff Editor for the Temple Law Review. He later served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. For years, Zach has written about the intersection of law and technology with a particular focus on intellectual property law. He was recognized by Marquis Who’s Who in America in 2020 for his dedication to the field of law and passion for learning.
Zach is admitted to practice in California and Pennsylvania. He speaks, reads, and writes fluent Spanish.
awards & recognition
Marquis Who’s Who in America (2020)
Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2019)
Pennsylvania State University (B.S., 2016)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
Hannah Taylor and Zach Lewis present, "Managing NFT Projects Successfully and Legally" with Andy Lee, Miguel Dinis Lucas, and Jason Scharfman on the legal & finance stage at NFT.NYC 2023. Details here.
April 12 2023
Legal Issues on the Horizon: AI, Blockchain, and Beyond
March 23 2023
IBA 5th Silicon Beach Conference: From Start-Up to Exit
January 23 2023
Blockchain Technology Compliance
December 14 2022
The Promised Land: Risks and Opportunities with Asset Ownership in Digital Economies
Zach Lewis joins panelists to discuss the evolution of consumerism, digital assets, and online economies at the XR Safety Initiative’s third annual Metaverse Safety Week.
December 12 2022
The Future of Sports & NFTs
Zach Lewis speaks on the intersection of blockchain technology and sports entertainment during a panel for the California State University Long Beach graduate program in sports management.
November 30 2022
Privacy and Data Security Concerns with NFT Drops
November 3 2022
The Metaverse: Creating New Opportunities and Legal Issues in the U.S. and Beyond
Zach Lewis joins attorneys from global law firm Taylor Wessing on their "Tech & Law TV" show in Hamburg, Germany to speak on legal issues related to the metaverse, NFTs, and Web3 in the United States and European Union.
October 5 2022
The Metaverse & The Multiverse: What Happens When the Law has to Play Catch Up to NFTs and Digital Transformation of Things
September 16 2022
NFT Compliance Part 2: Privacy Issues to Consider Before Your Drop
August 18 2022
NFT Compliance Part 1: Background and IP Issues of NFTs
August 11 2022
Advertising in Web3: Legal Issues and Practical Solutions
June 22 2022
NFTs, One Year In: A Survey of the Media & Intellectual Property Issues the Community Needs to Know
Hannah Taylor, Jeremy Goldman, Kimberly Maynard, Nicole Bergstrom, and Zach Lewis host a webinar discussing the state of the NFT/Web3 culture and community, as well as diving into the most pressing intellectual property legal issues emerging in this rapidly evolving space. Read more.
March 31 2022
Video Games and Blockchain Technology: NFTs, The Metaverse, and Play to Earn Gaming
Zach Lewis speaks on the legal and practical issues surrounding blockchain technology and video games, including NFTs, the metaverse, and Play to Earn (P2E) gaming, during the Video Game Bar Association's panel at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA.
March 23 2022
NFTs: All You Wanted to Know But Haven’t Asked
Zach Lewis answers questions on NFTs and intellectual property law for the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law’s Q&A, “NFTs: All You Wanted to Know But Haven’t Asked.”
January 11 2022
news & press
Why I’m Open-Sourcing an NFT Insider Trading Policy for the Web3 Community
Hottest Firms and Stories on Law360 June 2022
Daniel M. Goldberg and Zach Lewis’s article, “Key Privacy Issues To Consider Before Launching An NFT” is included in Law360's roundup of the stories that generated the most buzz over the past week. View Article
NFT Marketers Warned: Make Sure You Observe Privacy Rules
Key Privacy Issues To Consider Before Launching An NFT
Law360 published Daniel M. Goldberg and Zach Lewis’s expert analysis article, “Key Privacy Issues to Consider Before Launching an NFT.” The article suggests that there are five steps in dropping an NFT collection, and examines the privacy and data protection issues brands must consider through each of the five steps. View Article